• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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How has the GCC petrochemicals industry been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Industry in Sharjah has benefitted from the emirate’s low-cost base, well-developed and connected infrastructure, and proximity to Dubai and the neighbouring northern emirates. This has resulted in Sharjah becoming a key regional industrial player. Indeed, the emirate is a significant contributor to the UAE’s total manufacturing output, accounting for around one-third of the...

How has Sharjah’s environmental sustainability drive evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how can it contribute to a green recovery?

The year 2020 was a dramatic one for the global energy sector, with the Covid-19 pandemic slashing demand for hydrocarbons and upending market norms. Seeing that investment in oil and gas took a hit while renewable energy remained resilient, the pandemic is expected to result in a permanent realignment of the international energy market.

Chapter | Industry & Energy from The Report: Sharjah 2021

Benefitting from a low cost base, and well-developed and connected infrastructure, Sharjah has become a key industrial player in the region. Indeed, the emirate is a significant contributor to the UAE’s total manufacturing output, accounting for around one-third of the sector. Meanwhile, in recent years the contribution of hydrocarbons production to GDP has remained comparatively small,...

Sharjah has one of the most diversified economies in the UAE, with a strong foundation in industry and manufacturing. Approximately 95.8% of its economic activity was derived from non-oil sectors in 2019, positioning the emirate to absorb much of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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